Commercial Cod Fishermen Get More Space in Alaska's Kachemak Bay
SEAFOODNEWS.COM[Peninsula Clarion] by Elizabeth Earl - December 7, 2016
Commercial groundfish fishermen in Kachemak Bay will get more space to operate after the Board of Fisheries redefined the closed waters in the area.
In Lower Cook Inlet, commercial fishermen are allowed to use pots to fish for Pacific cod and have been allowed inside Kachemak Bay west of the Homer Spit and along the southern shore of the bay near Seldovia. However, the main section and a swath extending westward in the center of the bay have been closed by regulation because of concerns for the Tanner crab population, which has dropped off significantly in Kachemak Bay in the last two decades or so.
The fishery is mostly small boats, and because the fishery takes place in the fall on the edges of Kachemak Bay...
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